Hiring a car is an essential part of a holiday abroad for more than two fifths of drivers (43%), but one in five (20%) don’t like driving abroad, according to a new survey by Opinium, for iCarhireinsurance.com.
More than half (54%) of hire car drivers think rental companies often charge customers for damage, which was already on the vehicle, and nearly one in five (17%) have found damage not highlighted on the checkout sheet.
Nearly a third (30%) of car hirers are not aware that they could be liable for up to £2,000 if their hire car is damaged or stolen, even if it is not their fault, according to new research from Opinium, commissioned by iCarhireinsurance.com.
Damaging a hire car can be expensive with the average price of repairs reaching nearly £500* yet almost a third of hire car drivers are oblivious that they are liable for these damage costs.
Seven in ten (70%) car hirers book directly with car hire companies, 75% book only with a brand they recognise and trust, and a third (35%) always use the same rental company for convenience, but by not shopping around these consumers could be missin...
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